PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Sample Ballot for the November 8th General Election (9/13/2016)

    The November General Election is less than two months away, so now is the time to check your registration status with the State of Georgia. You must be registered to vote by October 11th to cast a ballot in the November 8, 2016 election. Georgia citizens can submit an electronic voter registrati... more
  • Sample Ballot for the November 8th General Election
  • The Pickens Report - August 2016 (9/13/2016)

    We slowly approach the Fall season, bringing football, cooler weather and the 36th annual Georgia Marble Festival! A local favorite that brings in travelers from all corners of life to the marble capital on the first weekend of Octo... more
  • The Pickens Report - August 2016
  • Arm Against the Flu with the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic (9/12/2016)
    Tuesday, September 27th from 9 am to 3pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
    Roll in. Roll up a sleeve, and arm against the flu. Drive-by Flu Shot Clinics are coming once again to North Georgia, and there is no easier, safer way to protect against the flu while helping prepare communities for disaster. Since 2008, public health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Mur... more
  • Arm Against the Flu with the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic
  • Jasper City Council - September 2016 (Video) (9/12/2016)

    First reading to amend ordinance Sales For Consumption on Premises from 75/25 food to beverage sales to 50/50 food to beverage sales. Downtown Alliance traffic enhancement presentation by Kimley-Horn. ...
  • Jasper City Council - September 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Airport Authority September 2016 (Video) (9/12/2016)

    Discussion on moving the Triple Wide Mobile Home from Roper Park to the Airport to be used as the terminal. Waiting approval from the Commissioners....
  • Pickens County Airport Authority September 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Planning & Development September 2016 (Video) (9/12/2016)

    Conditional Use Request RZ-07-16-1209 for Sandy Dunn & Wanda Blalock on 9934 Hwy 53 West, Talking Rock, GA for a Special Events Venue - 034-099-002. Linda Casey resigned from Board and hired at the Planning Department....
  • Pickens County Planning & Development September 2016 (Video)
  • 2017 Pickens County Schools Teacher of the Year Representatives (9/10/2016)

    Congratulations to the 2017 Pickens County Schools Teacher of the Year Representatives: Harmony Elementary School Sharon Morgan Hill City Elementary School Ronette Bradley Jasper Elementary School Gloria Genzman Tate Elementary School Ann Long Jasper Mi... more
  • 2017 Pickens County Schools Teacher of the Year Representatives
  • Antique Engine & Tractor Show (9/10/2016)

    Annual free event presented by the Georgia Antique Engine Club. Photos and video of tractor parade....
  • Antique Engine & Tractor Show
  • Chattahoochee Tech’s Move on When Ready Program Sees Record-High Enrollment for Fall Semester (9/10/2016)

    Chattahoochee Technical College’s Move on When Ready program has set a new record for the fall semester. Participation in the college’s Move on When Ready (MOWR) program has risen nearly 60 percent since last fall, with 1,005 students currently enrolled in both high school and college courses. A... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech’s Move on When Ready Program Sees Record-High Enrollment for Fall Semester
  • Final Week For Entry to Miss Georgia Marble Pageant (9/10/2016)

    This is the final week for entry into the 2016 Miss Georgia Marble that is to be presented Saturday, September 17, 2016, beginning at noon at Pickens High School. There will be a rehearsal and "late Registration" Wednesday September 14, 2016 at the Pickens Community Center beginning at 6:30 pm. ... more
  • Final Week For Entry to Miss Georgia Marble Pageant
  • Free Concert Series Resumes at Holy Family September 18 (9/10/2016)

    John King Carter, Holy Family organist and choirmaster, proudly announces the opening concert of the 2016-2017 season of free concerts at Holy Family. Mezzo-soprano Sarah Ellena Hogrefe returns to Holy Family on Sunday, September 18 at 3:30 PM. Ms. Hogrefe will sing the Sea Pictures of Sir Edward El... more
  • Free Concert Series Resumes at Holy Family September 18
  • Mama Won't Fly will be flying into the Tater Patch Players Theater (9/10/2016)

    The cast is rehearsing many nights a week to polish their lines for this zany comedy by the writing trio of Jones, Hope and Wooten. These writers have brought you laughs at your theater from Dixie Swim Club to Farce of Nature and now the Players present another one. Picture a cross country roa... more
  • Mama Won't Fly will be flying into the Tater Patch Players Theater
  • Pickens County Animal Shelter Stats (9/10/2016)

    The dedicated staff and volunteers of the Pickens County Animal Shelter work tirelessly to rescue and rehome the unwanted pets of the county. Nowhere is this fact more evident than the ever decreasing number of animals that are euthanized at this facility every year. 1159 animals were euthaniz... more
  • Piedmont Healthcare and Aetna Secure New Contract (9/10/2016)

    Piedmont Healthcare and Aetna have finalized a new contract, which will ensure patients’ continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities into 2019. The agreement, which now includes Piedmont Newton Hospital and Piedmont Transplant Institute, is one of several contracts to come t... more
  • Georgia EPD Declares Level 1 Drought Response, Encourages Water Conservation (9/9/2016)

    Persistent dry conditions have prompted the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to declare a Level 1 Drought Response in 53 counties. A Level 1 Drought Response declaration means local water utilities in the affected counties will be required to begin a public information campaign to he... more
  • Georgia EPD Declares Level 1 Drought Response, Encourages Water Conservation

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